Kim Thorsgaard Jensen

For various domestic reasons the conduction periods for three tournaments included in the European Bowling Tour 2019 are changed.

Odense International
Previous period: 1-8 September 2019
New period: 25 August – 1 September 2019
Venue: Odense Bowling Centre in Odense, Denmark

Rome Open All4Bowling
Previous period: 14-22 September 2019
New period: 7-15 September 2019
Venue: Bowling Brunswick in Rome, Italy

The organizer in Rome announces furthermore a name change of the tournament from Rome Open to Rome Open All4Bowling, which also was the name of the tournament in 2018.

Brunswick Dimitris Karetsos Tournament
Previous period: 21-29 September 2019
New period: 14-22 September 2019
Venue: Alexander the Great Bowling Club in Thessaloniki, Greece

Click here to see the EBT 2019 Calendar.

We are able to welcome Brunswick Bowling in Rome, which previously housed a tour stop in 2010 and 2011, back as a host centre for a stop in the European Bowling Tour. The new Satellite Tournament in Rome was conducted as the 11th stop of the European Bowling Tour 2018 under the name Rome Open All4Bowling.

The company BowlZone presented a very nice layout for the streaming they did for the organizer. You can find the many videos from the tournament by clicking here.

The tournament reopened in Rome with a fantastic number of not less than 313 athletes taking part, playing as much as 711 entries.

44 athletes were qualified to the final steps of which the first four steps included rounds of 3 games until the number of athletes was reduce to the last 8 remaining athletes.

The 8 athletes continued as follows
643: Oliver Morig, Germany qualified to the Final Step 7

637: Piearpaolo De Filippi, Italy qualified to the Final Step 7
634: Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark qualified to the Final Step 6
630: Amandine Jacques, France qualified to the Final Step 6
613: Gaetan Mouveroux, France qualified to the Final Step 5
602: Antonino Fiorentino, Italy qualified to the Final Step 5
579: Rob Thurlby, England qualified to the Final Step 5
576: Oleksander Nechypaiev, Ukraine qualified to the Final Step 5

Final Step 5
222: Gaetan Mouveroux, France
215: Oleksander Nechypaiev, Ukraine
212: Rob Thurlby, England
201: Antonino Fiorentino, Italy

Final Step 6
182: Oleksander Nechypaiev, Ukraine
180: Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark
177: Gaetan Mouveroux, France
000: Amandine Jacques, France (did not bowl)

Final Step 7
203: Oliver Morig, Germany
198: Piearpaolo De Filippi, Italy
174: Oleksander Nechypaiev, Ukraine
165: Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark

Final Step 8
198: Oliver Morig, Germany
198: Piearpaolo De Filippi, Italy

One ball roll off shots for the title
Oliver Morig X and Piearpaolo De Filippi 8; Morig to win the title.

Mai Ginge Jensen became the highest ranked women in a tour stop for the 11th time in her career, while Oliver Morig won his first EBT Title ever and became the highest ranked man for in a tour stop the first time as well.

Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading the women’s division of the tour with 719 points in front of Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark at position 2 with 606 points and Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol from The Netherlands at position 3 with 580 points.

Anthony Simonsen from USA is leading the men’s division of the tour with 594 points in front of Jesper Svensson from Sweden with 537 points at position 2 and Thomas Larsen from Denmark with 439 points at position 3.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division

The Storm Lucky Larsen Masters was conducted for the second time in Malmoe’s Baltiska Bowlinghallen as the 10th stop in the European Bowling Tour 2018.

Last year the tournament opened with a firework of not less than 1.087 bowled entries, and this great number was almost copied in the 2018 issue of the tournament, where 1.058 entries were bowled in Malmoe.

The format of the tournament offered 60 spots for the final steps, of which 27 joined Step 1 to play 4 games starting from scratch on Sunday 9 September in Baltiska.

Top 11 from Step 1 was in Step 2 joined by athletes positioned 9-33 from the qualification, forming a field of 36 athletes playing 4 games starting from scratch.

Top 16 from Step 2 was in Step 3 joined by athletes positioned 1-8 from the qualification, forming a field of 24 athletes playing 8 games starting from scratch.

The following four athletes continued to three one game stepladder matches:
1.
Jason Belmonte, Australia: 1916
2.
Kyle Troup, USA: 1810
3.
Bill O’Neill, USA: 1800
4.
Chris Sloan, Ireland: 1776

Match 1
234: Bill O’Neill, USA, USA

236: Chris Sloan, Ireland

Match 2
235: Kyle Troup, USA

187: Chris Sloan, Ireland

Match 3
232: Jason Belmonte, Australia

248: Kyle Troup, USA

Sandra Gongora from Mexico became the highest ranked women in a tour stop for the first time in her career from position 20 in the tournament and also Kyle Troup became the highest ranked man for the first time in his career.

Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading the women’s division of the tour with 719 points in front of Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol from The Netherlands at position 2 with 580 points and Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark at position 3 with 556 points.

Anthony Simonsen from USA is leading the men’s division of the tour with 594 points in front of Jesper Svensson from Sweden with 537 points at position 2 and Thomas Larsen from Denmark with 439 points at position 3.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division

Arnar David Jonsson became the first Icelandic bowler to win a tour stop, when he defeated Carsten W. Hansen from Denmark 213 vs. 206 in the one game final of Odense International.

The tournament was, as the 9th Stop of the European Bowling Tour 2018, conducted in Odense Bowling Centre for the 8th consecutive time.

The format of the final in Odense offered a first step over 6 games with 32 athletes taking part, of which the 10 highest ranked was awarded starting pins from 140 pins to the highest ranked down to 10 pins for the 10th ranked.

Step 2 of the final included top 16 from step 1, who added another 4 games to a total of 10 games + starting pins, deciding the top 8 field for the next four final steps.

The last 4 steps of the format offered one game matches as follows:
Step 3: 4 matches, where 4 winners and 2 happy losers continued
Step 4: 3 matches, where 3 winners and 1 happy loser continued
Step 5: 2 matches, where 2 winners continued
Step 6: 1 match deciding the winner of the tournament

Top 8 after the Final Step 2
1. 2182: Thomas Larsen, Denmark
2. 2178: Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark
3. 2126: Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark
4. 2092: Arnar David Jonsson, Iceland
5. 2073: Robert Lindberg, Sweden
6. 2064: Chris Sloan, Ireland
7. 2042: Francois Louw, South Africa
8. 2037: Patrik Jannik Sörensen, Denmark

The Final Step 3
Thomas Larsen – Francois Louw: 203 – 158
Carsten W. Hansen – Patrik Jannik Sörensen: 212 – 208
Mai Ginge Jensen – Robert Lindberg: 191 – 214
Arnar David Jonsson – Chris Sloan: 237 – 191

There was a tie for the 2nd lucky looser position, broken as follows:
Mai Ginge Jensen: 8 pins and repeated tie braking 9 pins
Chris Sloan: 8: 8 pins and repeated tie braking 7 pins

The Final Step 4
Thomas Larsen – Patrik Jannik Sörensen: 185 – 201
Carsten W. Hansen – Arnar David Jonsson: 223 – 258
Mai Ginge Jensen – Robert Lindberg: 198 – 199

The Final Step 5
Carsten W. Hansen – Robert Lindberg: 172 – 248
Arnar David Jonsson – Patrik Jannik Sörensen: 226 – 197

The Final Step 6
Carsten W. Hansen – Arnar David Jonsson 206 – 213

Mai Ginge Jensen became the highest ranked women ion a tour stop for the 10th time in her career, while Arnar David Jonsson became the highest ranked man for the first time.

Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading the women’s division of the tour with 594 points in front of Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol from The Netherlands at position 2 with 580 points and Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark at position 3 with 556 points.

Anthony Simonsen from USA is leading the men’s division of the tour with 469 points in front of Jesper Svensson from Sweden with 422 points at position 2 and Thomas Larsen from Denmark with 419 points at position 3.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division

The ETBF Presidium has decided to award the hosting of the European Youth Championships 2021 to the French Federation of Bowling and Sport of Quills.

The championships will be held in Cristal Bowling, in Wittelsheim – France from 27 March to 5 April 2021.

The European Youth Championships 2021 will be the 34th issue of the championships, which were held for the first time in 1972.

The ETBF Presidium has decided to award the hosting of the European Senior Championships 2020 to the Austrian Bowling Federation.

The championships will be held in the well-known Plus Bowling Centre in Vienna from 24 January to 2 February 2020.

The European Senior Championships is a new championship for 50+ bowlers established at ETBF’s Congress in 2017, also held in Vienna. The 2020 issue of the championships is indeed the first edition of the championships.

The format of the championships is identical with the format of the European Youth Championships, namely 4 male and 4 female athletes participating in Singles, Doubles, Team of Four, All Event and Masters, in total 10 titles.

Georg Skryten from Norway in Boys Singles and Robert Lindberg and Alfred Berggren from Sweden in Boys Doubles stood for the total European title harvest at the World Youth Championships 2018, which were concluded on 3 August in Detroit, USA.

In the final of the Boys singles, Georg Skryten defeated Ukraine’s Danylo Yatsko 181-176.

In the final of the Boys Doubles, Robert Lindberg and Alfred Berggren defeated Jayde Panella and Blayne Fletcher from Australia 479-383.

The WYC 2018 attracted 82 girls and 132 boys from all over the World.

The 10 titles were distributed as follows:

Girls Singles
Nanami Irie from Japan

Girls Doubles
Paola Limon and Raquel Orozco from Mexico

Girls Team of Four
Caitlyn Johnson, Mabel Cummins, Taylor Bailey and Breanna Clemmer from USA

Girls All Event
Syazwani Sahar from Malaysia

Girls Masters
Lee Jungmin from Korea

Boys Singles
Georg Skryten from Norway

Boys Doubles
Robert Lindberg and Alfred Berggren from Sweden

Boys Team of Four
Jassim Al Muraikhi, Mohammed Al Merekhi, Jassem Al Deyab and Ghanim Aboujassoum from Qatar

Boys All Event
Jassim Ghanim Aboujassoum from Qatar

Boys Masters
Cortez Schenck from USA

Click here to see the list of all medallists

Click here to see the completed list of results

Jesper Agerbo from Denmark won his first tour stop ever, when he defeated his fellow countryman Thomas Larsen in the final of the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger.

Thomas Larsen has had a fantastic summer series in the EBT after a win in Madrid, a 4th position in San Marino and a runner up position in Munich.

Maxime de Rooij from The Netherlands became the highest ranked women for the first time in her career, from a position 8 in the tournament.

The tournament, which was conducted in Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, as the 8th stop in the European Bowling Tour 2018, had attracted 188 athletes, who competed for the 48 spots in the final steps played on 22 July.

40 athletes played 4 games from scratch in step 1, from where top 20 was combined with athletes positioned 5-8 in the qualification for another 4 games starting from scratch in step 2.

Top 12 from step 2 continued together with top 4 from the qualification in step 3, where 4 more games was played starting from scratch, followed by step 4, where top 8 from step 3 played 4 games with the 4 games pin fall from step 3 carried forward.

In step 5, the 4 best after the 8 games in step 3+4, added another game to a 9 gams total, which determined the two athletes playing the last game of the tournament in step 6, deciding the winner and the runner up over a total of 10 games played in step 3-6.

The following four players were qualified after the 2 X 4 games in Step 3 and 4:
1769: Thomas Larsen, Denmark
1769: Jesper Agerbo, Denmark
1736: Antonino Fiorentino, Italy
1729: Kamron Doyle, USA

Antonino Fiorentino and Kamron Doyle was eliminated in Step 4, which ended as follows:
1970: Thomas Larsen, Denmark (1769+201)
1964: Jesper Agerbo, Denmark (1769+195)
1955: Antonino Fiorentino, Italy (1736+219)
1946: Kamron Doyle, USA (1729+217)

And finally Jesper Agerbo became the winner of the tournament:
2182: Jesper Agerbo, Denmark (1964+218)
2168: Thomas Larsen, Denmark (1970+198)

Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading the women’s division of the tour with 594 points in front of Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol from The Netherlands at position 2 with 580 points and Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark at position 3 with 506 points.

Anthony Simonsen from USA is leading the men’s division of the tour with 469 points in front of Jesper Svensson from Sweden with 422 points at position 2 and Thomas Larsen from Denmark with 394 points at position 3.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division

Pontus Andersson from Sweden won in San Marino after a very tight three games final 718 vs. 716 against Kamron Doyle from USA, who attended a stop in the European Bowling Tour for only the second time so far.

The Storm San Marino Open, which was the 14th consecutive issue of this great tournament conducted annually in July as one of the repeating stops of the European Bowling Tour, was as always held in Rose’n Bowl.

48 players were qualified to the final steps of the tournament, which consisted of 3 steps including 32, 24 and 18 players, until the tournament was concluded by a 4 person’s elimination final. In the final, the lowest scoring player was eliminated after each game and the pin fall for remaining players carried forward to the next game.

The following four players were qualified after the 6 games in Step 3:
1416: Larsen Thomas, Denmark
1402: Kamron Doyle, USA
1376: Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark
1366: Pontus Andersson, Sweden

Thomas Larsen was eliminated in Round 1 of Step 4, which ended as follows:
257: Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark
247: Pontus Andersson, Sweden
234: Kamron Doyle, USA
215: Larsen Thomas, Denmark

Carsten W. Hansen was eliminated in Round 2 of Step 4, which ended as follows:
492: Kamron Doyle, USA
471: Pontus Andersson, Sweden (X in roll off)
471: Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark (9 in roll off)

And finally Pontus Andersson became the winner of the tournament:
716: Kamron Doyle, USA
718: Pontus Andersson, Sweden

Pontus Andersson won his second tour title and became the highest ranked man for the third time in his career.

Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark, became the highest ranked women for the 9th time in her career from a position 9 in the tournament.

Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading the women’s division of the tour with 594 points in front of Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol from The Netherlands at position 2 with 580 points and Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark at position 3 with 416 points.

Anthony Simonsen from USA is leading the men’s division of the tour with 469 points in front of Jesper Svensson from Sweden with 422 points at position 2 and Rafiq Ismail from Malaysia with 370 points at position 3.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division

The ETBF Presidium have decided to introduce a slight change of the EBT Masters format, where after it will include 8 games qualification for the 8 qualified athletes of each gender. Top 4 after the 8 games will finish the EBT Masters by adding another 4 games to a total of 12 games, to decide the male and the female tour masters of the foregoing year.

The purpose of the changed format, which will be possible to conduct with a few hours less playing time than before, is to be able to conduct the EBT Masters at a day during a tour stop instead of on the Monday after a tour stop.

The organizer of the VII Brunswick Madrid Challenge in Bowling Chamartin; to where the hosting of the EBT Masters 2019 has been awarded since last year, have accepted to move the conduction of the masters into the Thursday of the tournament.

The EBT Masters 2019 will be conducted in Madrid on Thursday 4 July 2019 from 10.00 to 16.00, followed by two tournament squads on 17.00 and 21.00 the same day.

The ETBF Presidium is additionally pleased to be able to announce that Rose’n Bowl in San Marino will host the EBT Masters 2020 in conjunction with the 16th Storm San Marino Open.

The EBT Masters 2020 will be conducted in San Marino on Tuesday 7 July 2020 from 09.00 to 15.00, followed by two tournament squads on 16.00 and 20.00 the same day.

The EBT Masters 2019 and 2020 are the finals of the European Bowling Tour 2018 and the European Bowling Tour 2019 respectively.